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Churchill Nature Preserve in Tenafly!


If you are into nature and live in Bergen County chances are you might have visited the Tenafly Nature Center and Lost Brook Preserve. But have you visited Tenafly‘s 8 acre Churchill Nature Preserve?

Churchill Street Nature Preserve Entrance Sign

Map of the Churchill Nature Preserve

Map of the Churchill Nature Preserve

 

The Churchill Nature Preserves provides a wonderful opportunity for birding and nature study in a small suburban woodland. The trail head (a blue blaze) begins near the main entrance on Churchill Road.

Trailhead

 

The blue trail completes a loop around the entire nature preserve and is maintained by a local Boy Scout troop.  Signs have been placed to inform the hiker of the various flora and fauna that may be found in the preserve. The blue trail contains two bridges and one stream crossing. The stream is a tributary of Overpeck Creek, which in turn is a tributary to the Hackensack River.

Overpeck Creek Tributary

 

Churchill Nature Preserve contains diverse flora including:

Three benches have been placed throughout the preserve and are perfect to take a seat to bird watch and look for other wildlife.

Bench

 

This little preserve is the perfect place to get a quick fix of nature when you are short on time.

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Feel free to comment below with any bird sightings, interesting plants, memories or suggestions! Thank you and have fun exploring!